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Windows XP Home licensing question

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  1. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    Okay, I have this frankenstein HP walmart computer that the owner's daughter keeps fucking up. This is probably the 3rd time I've fixed it. Anyway, I was going to upgrade it from 98SE to XP Home since I have a Home Edition upgrade license. My question is, for all of you versed in XP's licensing rules, can I use a Home Edition full install disc with a upgrade cd-key? I lost the upgrade disc, but I have a full-version disc, so I was wondering if that one would work. Thanks all
     
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    I do not believe you can...but hey what do I know.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Pretty sure it won't work. When I tried to do mine, I tried to use someone elses reinstall disc with my product code key, and it wouldn't work, I had to find a reinstall disc, and the proper code.
     
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    kazaa lite or google that.


    or download a whole new version of xp off of suprnova

    my friend ripped a copy of XP that he downloaded to a disc and turned it into an iso so it works the same as a normal XP disc now, i suggest u do that
     
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    Well dammit. I'm gonna try it tomorrow... if it doesn't work I guess I'll need to find my disc :(
     
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    Fuck pirating windows. I've dealt with pirated XP before. XP seriously fucks up on pirated installs. OEM>>>>>>>>Retail>>>>>pirating.
     
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    It doesnt fuck up at all if you do it right and get the right file packs :). It took my friend a few tries, but sure enough my sister has it on her computer now and like 6 of my friends are running it. They even get windows updates.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Whatever, my boot ran jusy fine, till I installed service pack 2 and it realized it was never registered, then instead of just going through the right measures to bypass it, I just dumped it.
     
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    it wont work.

    xp cd's with different keys don't even work.

    you need to right key for the right disk for the right hash function
     
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    ive never had a problem using different cd keys with different installs...

    im only a certified system builder, but what do i know. :p
     
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    i'll put $1000 that your key you have at home will not install on my cd i have at my house.

    are you man enough to take that bet, mr certified?

    :D
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I want a piece of that action.
     
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    i'll take that bet, i have a corporate xp license :)
     
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    thats fine and dandy- my CD is not a corprate edition CD.

    fuck you, pay me
     
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    bahahahhahahaa
     
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    no, you pay me, i've gotten it to work on non corporate cd's ;)
     
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    pm me your key, and i'll try to put it on my spare box
     
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